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Earth in 100 Groundbreaking Discoveries

Earth in 100 Groundbreaking Discoveries

Hannah Corr

22nd September, 2011

Packing 4.5 billion years of history into 416 pages is a truly Herculean task, but it's one, says Hannah Corr, that Douglas Palmer has managed to do in style more...
Naked Fashion

Naked Fashion: The New Sustainable Fashion Revolution

Ruth Styles

15th September, 2011

Showing fashion at its worst while providing upbeat solutions is a tough call but Safia Minney has achieved it with Naked Fashion, says Ruth Styles more...
Species on the Edge of Survival

Species on the Edge of Survival

Ruth Styles

1st August, 2011

Based on the IUCN’s Red List, Species on the Edge of Survival is a glossy tome with an important raison d’etre – to raise awareness of the plants, birds and animals we stand to lose forever, says Ruth Styles more...
Dark Mountain Issue 2

Dark Mountain Issue 2

Mark Newton

25th August, 2011

The dystopian take on the environmental movement provided by Dark Mountain’s second anthology, is a wonderful, if disturbing, read says Mark Newton more...
Walk! A Celebration of Striding Out

Walk! A Celebration of Striding Out

Mark Newton

18th August, 2011

Colin Speakman’s Walk! is a delightful read that will make you want to pick up your hiking boots and head into the country for a stroll, says Mark Newton more...
The Illustrated Guide to Pigs: How to Choose Them – How to Keep Them

The Illustrated Guide to Pigs: How to Choose Them – How to Keep Them

Mark Newton

11th August, 2011

There's much to love in Celia Lewis’ beautifully illustrated tome, says Mark Newton, but the essential message shouldn’t be forgotten: that this is how all pigs should be treated more...
Brave Old World

Brave Old World: A Practical Guide to Husbandry or the Fine Art of Looking After Yourself

Jeremy Williams

4th August, 2011

Tom Hodgkinson's account of life on a smallholding in Devon is spiced with old-fashioned lore and made Jeremy Williams laugh out loud more...
Walking Thunder: In the Footsteps of the African Elephant

Walking Thunder: In the Footsteps of the African Elephant

Ruth Styles

28th July, 2011

Cyril Christo and Marie Wilkinson’s stunning images highlight the luminous beauty of Africa’s elephants, says Ruth Styles, and show why ending the ivory trade is more important than ever more...
Grow Your Own Food

How to Grow Your Food: A Guide for Complete Beginners

Andy McKee

15th July, 2011

Taking into account the limited space available to the urban gardener, Clift and Cuthbert have produced a tome that’s perfect for the inner city horticulturalist, says Andy McKee more...
Best Wild Places

Britain and Ireland’s Best Wild Places: 500 Essential Journeys

Jonny Muir

30th June, 2011

Christopher Somerville’s guide to the wild places of Britain and Ireland is a new take on this country’s natural wonders, and one that really makes you think, says Jonny Muir more...
Shaping Sustainable Fashion

Shaping Sustainable Fashion: Changing the Way We Make and Use Clothes

Mark Newton

23rd June, 2011

Alison Gwilt and Timo Rissanen’s attempt to define sustainability in a fashion context provides some fascinating insights but doesn’t show enough engagement in the wider environmental debate for Mark Newton more...
Zen and the Art of Raising Chickens

Zen and the Art of Raising Chickens: The Way of Hen

Lindsey Warren

9th June, 2011

Don’t let the new-age title put you off, says Lindsey Warren. Clea Danaan’s Zen and the Art of Raising Chickens is a witty, original take on the art of hen husbandry more...

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the death and life of monterey bay

The Death and Life of Monterey Bay: A Story of Revival

Mark Newton

2nd June, 2011

From natural paradise to environmental catastrophe and back again, the story of Monterey Bay is a compelling one. Lucky then, says Mark Newton, that marine biologists Stephen R. Palumbi and Carolyn Sotka do it justice more...
Dominion

Dominion: The Power of Man, the Suffering of Animals and the Call to Mercy

Mark Newton

26th May, 2011

Matthew Scully’s thoughtful look at the issues surrounding animal welfare is a triumph of lucid prose and cleverly marshalled argument, says Mark Newton more...
Grow Your Food for Free

Grow Your Food for Free

Andy McKee

19th May, 2011

Packed with useful nuggets of advice; Dave Hamilton’s tome, says Andy McKee, has everything you need to kick start a more self-sufficient way of life more...
climate change denial

Climate Change Denial

Jeremy Williams

12th May, 2011

Haydn Washington and John Cook’s work has wise words for climate change activists and deniers alike, says Jeremy Williams more...
Seedbombs: Going Wild with Flowers

Seedbombs: Going Wild with Flowers

Ruth Styles

28th April, 2011

Josie Jeffery’s opus is a call to arms for gardeners and the community spirited alike, says Ruth Styles

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Eco Chic

Eco Chic: The Fashion Paradox

Ruth Styles

21st April, 2011

Sandy Black offers a fascinating account of the fashion industry’s attempts to balance the conflicting demands of style-hungry consumers and the impact it has on the planet, says Ruth Styles more...
wwf book

Saving the World’s Wildlife: WWF’s First Fifty Years

Ruth Styles

14th April, 2011

Written to coincide with the WWF’s half century, Saving the World’s Wildlife is a fascinating account of the 50-year history of the world’s most famous eco charity more...
TC Boyle

When The Killing’s Done

Jeff Holman

7th April, 2011

T.C. Boyle’s latest opus might be a bit of a bonkbuster but it makes a serious point about the threat posed by non-native species to the world’s ecosystems more...
The New North: The World in 2050

The New North: The World in 2050 by Laurence Smith

Jeff Holman

31st March, 2011

Global weather patterns have always been unpredictable but current changes are being amplified by the impact of people, consumption and pollution. In The New North, Laurence Smith looks at what the next four decades could bring – both for the weather and for us more...

Electric Bicycles: The Complete Guide - Buyer's Guide, Technology, History

Ali Thomas

10th March, 2011

As the world looks to sustainable transport methods as one way to meet carbon emission targets, Ali Thomas says that the electric bike could be the car alternative we’ve been searching for
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Fleeing Vesuvius: Overcoming the Risks of Economic and Environmental Collapse

Tom Antebi

3rd March, 2011

Although arguably reductive in its initial analysis, Fleeing Vesuvius is a refreshingly uncompromising critique on almost every aspect of current global trends more...

Food Justice

Ruth Styles

13th January, 2011

In Food Justice, Robert Gottilieb and Anupama Josh make a compelling case for a more integrated approach to changing the way we eat, says Ruth Styles more...
The Front Cover

The Gaia Warriors by Nicola Davies

Grace ter Haar

9th February, 2010

An accessible, enjoyable book on climate change for the next generation of eco-warriors. Contributors include James Lovelock more...

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